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Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. this is hurricane paul. yesterday a tropical storm. today a category three hurricane heading towards the california baja peninsula. we have a pretty storm system. this will keep things wet for western canada. you can see 50 sent mecentimete snow. another system will be bringing storms through canada. temperatures are looking like this. very warm in the southwest. no problems with snow there. >> "california's golden parks" is underwritten by toyota, whose all new prius with hybrid synergy drive provides a way not only to enjoy but preserve our state's environmental beauty. now sit back and let's visit another one of "california's golden parks." hello, everybody, i'm huell howser and here we are in sacramento. now, i came up here to spend the day in our state library doing some research on one of the most important figures in california history. everybody who has even a basic knowledge of our state's history knows this guy's name and why he's so famous. but after spending a couple hours in the stacks
PBS
Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
: last year, scientists at this california-based biotechnology company introduced a revolutionary blood test. it's said to be 99% accurate in determining whether a child would be born with downs syndrome. the test is for women over 10 weeks pregnant. it detects chromosomal anomalies in the fetal dna contained in their blood. researchers at the company have been busy. they are analyzing blood from the netherlands, the czech republic, israel and other countries. until now, this kind of screening mainly required amneoen amy i amniocentisis. such tests run a 0.3 risk of miscarriage. the new test carries no such risk. more than 20,000 women in the united states have already taken the test. andrea has miscarried in the past. when she was pregnant again, she chose the new test. her results were negative. and she had a healthy boy this may. >> i think by getting a yes or a no, it will -- it will help the parents prepare. you know, for what their life is about to encompass. >> reporter: good or bad, the test raises questions. u.s. health institutes are now helping women handle the results. genet
PBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to the california science center will will go on public display. at a speed of over 3 kilometers per hour, the journey will take two days. >> the two vice-presidential candidates went head-to-head in a television debate last night with joe biden taking on paul ryan. >> president obama was viewed as having under-performed last week. >> he said he had been too polite to romney. the vice-president attack targets. >> my friend recently said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax down governor romney does. >> the two clashed over foreign affairs. ryan says the killing of the syrian ambassador prove that his policies are wrong. >> it makes us more we can project weakness. our adversaries are much more -- >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> his campaign certainly needed a boost. >> more on the surprise announcement about the nobel peace prize. >> don't go away. >> produces high quality seeds, starting small. >> we have the trust. we have proved to the bank that a woman can be equally competitive. >> wo
PBS
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
'll be back with more of your updates at the top of the hour. >> "california's golden coast" is underwritten by the david and lucile packard foundation, who also support the good works done by the following organization. >> i have a ton of respect for the ocean, it's like a friend. so you've got to treat it like a friend or better. think about it: the ocean is a source of power, it gives us food, it gives us life, and a place to play; it makes our weather, and it gives us barrels. >> well, hello everybody, i'm huell howser. you know,
PBS
Oct 16, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, visit us on the web at. . . >> from weekend getaways to extended road trips, california is full of places to explore. and for over 100 years, the auto club has been there to help. our travel agents offer you expertise regarding destination information, trip planning, and reservations either in office, on the phone or online, across the state, throughout the country or around the world. through all life's travels, we are always with you. >> road trip has been made possible by the automobile club of southern california. >> well, hello, everybody. i'm huell howser. here it is, early morning. in fact, it's so early i hadn't even had my morning coffee. we're in kern county near bakersfield, right on the outskirts of the nice little community
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
of the united states and the west were originally part of mexico. california, nevada, parts of utah, texas, new mexico, arizona, colorado. that was all the northern territory of mexico, and there were mexican citizens living on that land before it became part of the united states. as they say in south texas or in northern new mexico, southern colorado, we didn't cross the border, the border crossed us. >> mexicans have a big presence here and they have had a big presence here. and it just does to show you how this country is a country of immigrants. so it's very difficult when you hear people say american values and american values are being threatened by the influx of immigrants from other countries. what american values? american values are values of immigrants that made this country. >> i'll throw out it's easy to argue for an open border, right, like the european community. it is never going to happen here. i don't think so. >> why? >> because the economic differences are so big. when an immigrant here in the united states can make in half an hour what they make a day in mexico, about $5 a
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. samsung received a green light from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device the galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales. it lifted the injunction after a separate lawsuit in august found this particular tablet did not infringe on apple patents. >>> in other news ahmadinejad blamed the enemies of iran for the fall of its currency. u.s. and european leaders imposed sanctions in july to encourage them to abandon the nuclear missions. >> translator: sanctions are used as a psychological war waged by the enemies. we will not bow to western pressure. >> ahmadinejad said he is confident iran will get past the crisis. he said the country has enough hard currency. he defended himself against accusations from the speaker of the iranian parliament. ahmadinejad said the responsibility does not lie with the government. he called on his conservative rival to stand together against the u.s. and europe. conservative politicians are fighting for power. iranians will go to the polls next june to elect
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm PDT
and the other at the university of california. the swedish academy praised their work as an outstanding example of economic engineering. >> it is about how to practically design certain markets so that they work well. the context are situations where the task is to pair together two parties like physicians to hospitals or students to schools. these are situations where the traditional market mechanism is expected to not work well. >> theork can ao bepplied toheurntinan csis. >> what are the main issues at the beginning of theri i the claother. .w problem was that t an crisipa t b of banking produ. they have olidnguc t mood on monday. our correonnt theew wee at a riskier od thaa ek befe. he g morelaty. dappointed and at exptaons. inor turtos,t st er hfow jesndustrl avere theu cldoo bomeg he i o >> a n e eo,n o thanaan,hi i oms linmeca dpeng laon bua tha x gondhose doctora titles may not bsoocra afr l. there is another allegation tt toolitas plagiarized a doctoral thesis. minister stepped downnd mar sndheth pli fodut he had copied trksfis dseatn. f all people, theam qutis a dki cou' education
PBS
Oct 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
effort by nasa and california-based spacex, sends a dragon capsule, loaded with food, clothes, and gear, up to the station's three-member crew. nasa is contracted to pay spacex more than $1.5 billion for a dozen re-supply missions like this one. for "teen kids news," i'm rick leventhal, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> ever since the end of world war ii, the iron curtain of communism darkened the lives of millions living in eastern europe. lauren reports on how a wall covered with graffiti came to become a symbol of freedom for those "back in the u.s.s.r." >> the heart of the czech republic is the beautiful city of prague. today, it's the capital of a democratic state, but for more than 40 years...prague was under the thumb of moscow. because of the communist influence, one would expect that there would be a monument here to lenin. there is. but not to thlenin, one of the founders of communism, but to lennon, one of the founders of the beatles. the people of prague call it "the lennon wall." it's covered with graffiti honoring the singer. >> i think it's neat how the city almos
PBS
Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
are converging on the california news conference. the ipad mini has a 7.inch screen measuring about 20% smaller than the full size tablet. it weighs about half as much. th lea expensive model is selling at a price point $329 lower than previous versions. apple pla to release the new device in the u.s., europe, and japan on friday next week. >> we told you earlier this year that you would see some incredible innovation. >> apple now enjoys aeay 70% share in a global market it created with introduction of the ipad two years ago. th firm's latt co-founder, steve jobs, had expressed reservation about developing a smaller ipad. he was concerned demand would be low. apple executives went ahead with the smaller device citing stiff competition from its rivals. google and a.m. zob started with smaller tablets less than the full size ipad and those sales are trending upward. microsoft is set to enter the tablet market with its own model this friday. the product comes with a cover that doubles as a keyboard. industry watchers say apple executives are feeling the heat as competitors introduced unique table
PBS
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. i'm gene otani in tokyo. q >> this program airs statewide on california public television,
PBS
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm PDT
is founder and head of the norman lear center at the university of southern california's annenberg school for communication and journalism. the center focuses on the bustling intersection of show business and politics. he's been a producer and screenwriter as well as a speechwriter for then vice president walter mondale and a colleague of the late u.s. commissioner of education ernest boyer. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> kathleen, the last time you were here you said all we've got left in the search for truth and knowledge is the debate. all right, are you satisfied now? >> no, we did not get an answer to the question that i wanted answered, which is "what are the sacrifices you're going to ask of us? where are you going to get the money that we need in a way that won't tank the economy, that will increase the likelihood of economic growth?" and so, the problem now facing the country and the candidates is we're going to elect a candidate who is going to govern by asking us to make choices that we haven't anticipated. and as a result, we're going to feel betrayed to s
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
through southern california bringing some rain showers and some sierra nevada may be seeing intensifying snow showers from late wednesday and out east dry and calm across the eastern half, eastern third of the u.s. conditions are ideal for over night cooling. that could create freezing conditions that could create frost conditions and could kill sensitive plants if left outdoors. temperatures are looking like this. cooling down to 11 degrees in chicago despite the sunshine. 12 degrees in toronto, and out west only 6 degrees expected in winnipeg with a low of minus 3. finally, let's go over to europe then, a strong low that produced heavy rain and strong winds in the southern scandinavian peninsula is moving through southern finland and the baltic. heavy rain in southern france, central france and the alpine region. 100 millimeters of rain has been recorded in parts of southern germany. out west slow moving -- i should say rapid moving fast moving low pressure system affecting iceland with heavy rain and gusty winds and the conditions will spread to the islands as well as the northern hal
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, and tennessee valley tonight. out west, a slow-moving and upper cold low is creeping over southern california, bringing coastal rain and inland snow. temperatures looking like this. cooler than average in los angeles with a high of 20 degrees on your thursday. meanwhile, another chilly day for you in winnipeg with a high of only 7. on towards the east, below average along the eastern seaboard. only 16 in washington, d.c. 14 in new york city. down towards the south, 31 in houston and 28 in oklahoma city. that's it for me now. here's your extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. tokyo. thanks for joining us.rums play funky space-rock] ♪ ♪ (jane joyce) wetlands are among the most productive and useful ecosystems on earth. wetlands filter and cleanse water of harmful chemicals, act as storage basins to control flooding and recharge groundwater, and support thousands of species of animals and plants. in the northern great plains, wetland basins called "prairie potholes" are important breeding areas for waterfowl in north america, produ
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